Editorial Reviews. About the Author. ( – ) Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, creator of the modern historical romance, died July 6, in Minnesota. She had. Once, Abrielle’s name was on the lips of every unwed nobleman in London as a proud exceptional lady coveted for her bearing, her breeding, her wit, and her. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’s *Everlasting *, reviewed & recommended women’s fiction.

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This made her search for a husband become an act of desperation to save her family from poverty. Open Preview See a Problem? I can understand the idea behind katjleen never trust him because It’s hard to put It has been awhile since I even touched a romance novel, but I couldn’t resist. Raven watches from the sidelines as all this is happening for he is already in love with the fair Abrielle and will not leave her.

Here’s a wooxiwiss of her other novels: Maybe I expected too much, like a heroine overcoming all odds despite the lack of power women held during the Crusades.

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This one just did not have the same depth, perhaps because she was ill during this time. Raven is powerfully drawn to the beautiful and spirited Abrielle, and when her husband meets a fitting death, he becomes Abrielle’s champion.

Having heard about her recent passing, I was moved to go back and re-read her back list and even my jaded little I-hate-the-romance- novel-industry-and-their-hidebound-ways heart was wowed all over again by her.

Rest in peace, Kathleene! To ask other readers questions about Everlastingplease sign up. Abrielle has seemingly lost everything, her stepfather was shunned by the king for his bravery in the crusades and her finacee died tragically from a fall that is a questionable accident.

I love historical fiction and when I saw this in the bookstore’s shelf I didn’t think two times.


She everlastibg relished creating original narratives, and by age 6 was telling herself stories at night to help herself fall asleep. I feel sad because there isn’t any match for her, at least not that I’ve ever found.

The story seemed to drag katthleen and I was hoping for more romance then action, but as I stated above, it’s an easy read that I appreciated at the time. Kathleen Woodiwiss was the first author to make me fall in love with historical romance, so it pains me to rate this book so low.

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Her strong-willed heroines are beautiful, her heroes devastatingly handsome, and the pair finds adventure and romance on the way to their happy ending. Woodiwiss first published her seminal book, The Flame and the Floweryou can evrrlasting feel the influences today when everalsting pick up romance novels just published. Lady Abrielle of Harrington, daughter of a late Saxon hero of the Crusades, stepdaughter of a Norman Knight who has fought for his king.

Abrielle’s mother, Elspeth, and stepfather, Vachel, have unfortunately fallen upon hard times and are virtually penniless.

I didn’t hate it. Abrielle marries the ruthless knight but the wedding night is never consummated as the drunken knight falls down the stairs and dies. Dashing, handsome, tall, and kind—a black-haired Scotsman with vivid blue eyes—Raven Seabern is an emissary for his king, and quite unlike any man Abrielle has ever encountered. The conflict is annoying. I ended up skimming and skipping pages just to see how it ended.

You have a sweet young heroine who is willing to do what she needs to do to help her family. I know it wasbut was it usual for a lady to be ‘lifted over strangers’s shoulders’ just because she happens to be without a husband?

Abrielle seems rather bad news as a potential wife. Se non ci fosse stato il nome della Woodiwiss sulla copertina, non l’avrei nemmeno finito, l’ho fatto solo per rispetto della sua luminosa carriera. They didn’t lend anything to the story – in fact, they took away from it because they were distracting in how bad they were.


This lushly written last offering is classic Woodiwiss, and every romance collection should include this final chapter in a brilliant career.

woldiwiss This was a nice historical romance. It is not only a romance but a story of a fretting girl with a worried mother and protective step father who only want her to be happy. Not as good as her others. No trivia or quizzes yet. If as an author you’re going to introduce a maniacal evil witch, use that character to its utmost potential instead of having her flit in and out with minor disruptions to the story; otherwise, she could have just been an unhappy, jealous old women – she didn’t need to be a witch.

They didn’t lend Okay, another heroine I didn’t like and whose choices I didn’t woodiwise with on any level. This was Woodiwiss’ last romance, published inand while not as sweeping or detailed in scope, nor frankly as good as her others, it is still a fine medieval love story and I recommend it.

Anyway, I don’t regret reading the book, but it will not be added to my favorites list. Refresh and try again.

Every event was predictable, the relations among the characters and especially the romance between the two main characters which was kinda lame, so I often caught myself skimming pages. Only one would still have her, though he desires no more than physical pleasure: